Deputy PM Dam calls on entire community’s participation in social welfare

Thursday, 2017-12-21 09:22:37
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam speaking at the meeting (Credit: VGP)
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NDO - It is essential to mobilise the participation of the entire community, particularly enterprises, in social welfare, contributing to the social stability, economic development and security and defence.

The statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at a meeting held in Hanoi on December 21 to review five years of implementing the Resolution No.15 /NQ- TW of the 11th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) on social welfare during 2012-2020 period.

Addressing the meeting, he emphasised that relevant agencies should focus on improving the quality of jobs towards sustainability and increasing productivity.

The Deputy PM also asked the Ministry of Health and relevant ministries and agencies to pay close attention to the successful implementation of the sixth plenary session of the 12th CPVCC on enhancing the protection, care for and promotion of people's health in the new situation.

He also called on the joint efforts to improve the quality of the education and training, particularly supporting general education in ethnic minority and difficult areas. Notably, the localities should review the vocational training system, particularly for rural workers, as well as the upgrading the social infrastructure (including houses and schools) in industrial zones, added the Deputy PM.

Deputy PM Dam urged Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Information and Communications to build national products on information and technology, including a social security card/

Over the past five years, policies on preferential treatment of revolutionary contributors as well as ensuring social welfare have been gradually completed, significantly contributing to the political, economic and social stability of the country.

The proportion of poor households has decreased rapidly as the material and spiritual life of people living in poverty and near the poverty line has improved. In addition, over the past year, the number of social insurance beneficiaries has increased by an estimated 3.2 million to 13.8 million in 2017, accounting for 25.76% of the labour force.